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Two women and a young girl participating in a craft activity at the Museum.

Tuesday 26 January 2021, 10am–1.30pm

Join us this Australia Day for a family-friendly program of music performances, weaving demonstrations, Director-led tours, talks and activities. Explore our exhibitions:

Or follow one of our family trails to discover the amazing stories behind some of our objects.

Cost: Free (costs apply for some activities including the family trails). Limited spaces available for some activities.

Program details are subject to change at short notice.

TIME

EVENT

LOCATION

COST

10–10.15am

Smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country with Ngambri-Ngunnawal custodian Paul House

Forecourt Garden

Free

10.15–11.50am

12–1.30pm

Weaving demonstration

Join Kalkadoon woman Ronnie Jordan as she demonstrates her weaving technique using traditional and modern-day materials.

Forecourt Garden

Free

11–11.30am

12–12.30pm

1–1.30pm

Didjeridu performance

Join Ngambri-Ngunnawal custodian Paul House for pop-up didjeridu performances.

Various locations throughout the galleries

Free

10am–12pm

12.30–1.30pm

Botanical art demonstration

Watch talented local Canberra botanical artist Cheryl Hodge paint from nature.

Note: Cheryl's work can be purchased in the Museum Shop on the day.

Gandel Atrium

Free

10.15am – 1.30pm

Note: no program at 11.30am

Secret life of critters

Join the rangers from Mulligans Flat citizen science program and learn about what happens at Mulligans Flat.

You might see shingleback and bearded dragon lizards.

Gandel Atrium

Free

11–11.30am

1–1.30pm

Performance

Listen to award-winning singer and Wiradjuri elder Johnny Huckle.

Johnny has a big voice and a swag of heartfelt songs on the themes of love, identity and spirit. He has been performing around the country for over 30 years.

Lakeside Amphitheatre

Free

10–11am

2–3pm

Building and architecture tour

Discover the stories and meanings hidden in the Museum building, design and landscapes. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking outside.

Places limited

Ask at the Information Desk for details and tickets

Costs apply

11–11.20am

1–1.20pm

Director's talk

Join the National Museum of Australia’s Director, Mat Trinca, for a short gallery talk.

Places limited

Meet at the Information Desk

Free

All day

First Australians gallery and Forecourt Garden talks

Join a free Host talk in our First Australians gallery or Forecourt Garden.

Places limited

Ask at the Information Desk for details

Free

10am–3pm

Note: open every day of the school holidays

Dyara Indigenous arts hub

Dyara is the Ngunnawal word for bowerbird — a name chosen for the Indigenous arts hub because of its eclectic collection of handmade products from artists and art centres from remote and regional Australia. Come and explore the range today.

Gandel Atrium

Free entry

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